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  1. Sport - TENNIS

    Give China's young tennis stars room to grow, pleads Li Na

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 10:17pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Australian Open champion hopes the press will treat rising players better than her so they can develop their talents and become better people Give China's young stars room to grow, pleads Li World number two Li Na has used World Tennis Day to issue an impassioned plea for China's young stars to be left alone to develop both as players and as people. ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Local championship offers wild card to Hong Kong Open qualifying

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Association International Series event, secured with a US$2 million grant from the government last year, has already pencilled in China's No 2, Peng Shuai, as a marquee player for the 32-draw ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Li Na and Peng Shuai breaking new ground for China

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li and Peng breaking new ground for China Li Na moved to an Asian-record world number two and Peng Shuai was rated the top women's doubles player in a big boost for Chinese tennis in the new rankings released on Monday. Li, who won her second grand slam title at last month's Australian Open, underlined her status as the best ever Asian women's ...

  4. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Seventh heaven for Serena Williams as she downs Li Na in Miami final

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miami Seventh heaven for Serena Williams as she downs Li Na in final Serena Williams snapped out of her early doldrums to roar to a record seventh Miami WTA title on Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China’s Li Na. In a battle of the world’s top two players, the US world number one took her tally of WTA titles to 59 – including 17 grand slam triumphs. She added ...

  5. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Top seeds Serena Williams, Li Na set for Miami showdown

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 12:05am by Agence France-Presse in Miami

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miami Chinese star defeats Cibulkova, while American extends dominance against Russia's Sharapova to book their final places Serena Williams extended her dominance of Maria Sharapova on Thursday, defeating the Russian 6-4, 6-3 ...

  6. Sport - China - TENNIS

    I won't be playing at Rio Olympics, says China's Li Na

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Melbourne I won't be playing at Rio Olympics, says Li Na China's No 1 Li Na ruled herself out of playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 31-year-old said at the Australian Open yesterday. Li, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Games in 2008 when she lost the bronze decider to Russia's Vera Zvonareva, crashed out in the first round at the 2012 ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Peng Shuai is first star to confirm appearance at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com China's top doubles player is honoured to come for first WTA tournament in more than a decade Peng first star to confirm she will play at HK Open China's top player- in doubles- is the first marquee athlete to confirm her appearance in the WTA Championship in September at Victoria Park. Organisers who targeted Australian Open champion Li Na ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Magic moment with tennis stars a one-sided affair in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 10:08pm by Kenny Hodgart

    ... hardest hitters; Samantha Stosur is said to be among the most powerful servers in women's tennis; and China's own Li Na is well-renowned for her baseline aggression. It's pretty ...

  9. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Winner of 18 grand slam titles says the China star has had a huge global impact in boosting the game Li Na 'most influential women's player of decade' ... first singles grand slam champion. Evert, the winner of 18 grand slam titles, joined WTA Tour chief Stacey Allaster in hailing the China star's achievements at a promotional event ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    WTA event organisers hope to bring Li Na to HK tournament

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 09:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Approach has been made to bring China's grand slam winner to HK's first professional tournament since 2002 in September Organisers out ... Park. "We have approached her and made her an offer," said tournament director Stephen Duckitt of China's world number three. "I spoke to her agent in the first week ...




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